Krakatau Aqua Coaster is an excellent water coaster in The Volcano and one of the best attractions at Volcano Bay.
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Krakatau Aqua Coaster sends up to four riders at a time up and down in a "canoe" ride vehicle through the Krakatau volcano.
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It was just "OK" for me. It's a nice change from the tube slides and body slides at Volcano Bay, but in terms of being a high thrill "coaster" experience, it's definitely over-rated, and in no way deserved TPI's "Best New Coaster" rating in it's opening season. The best part of this attraction is that you don't have to walk up dozens of stairs to reach the load platform. I can appreciate the technology used to make the ride work, but the motions were extremely repetetive. The ride is a sequence of back and forths with LSMs powering the boats up a hill, splashing through a 180-degree turn, and then going down a dry hill, only to be powered up to the next level. I never got a zero-g like feeling like I get on even the smallest coasters, and I felt that there wasn't really much happening in the turns (just a few sprayers). With Tapu Tapu, you don't have to wait in an actual line, but after hitting this the second it opened for the day (opened about 2 hours after the park opened for some reason), I didn't feel the need or desire to ride it again as the wait times went from 30 minutes to over 2 hours near the end of the day. Unlike when the park initially opened, guests can no longer reserve a spot in line and still make other virtual line reservations, so tapping into this will lock you out from all other slides that are not "Ride Now".
It's certainly worth trying once for the novelty factory, but I think Crush and Gusher is actually better, even though it doesn't use LSMs to power up the hills (uses sheets of water).
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